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Swans & Friends Bird Rescue

August 24, 2021

One of our resident swans on Glebe Lake ran into a bit of difficulty last Thursday. We found him tied up in fishing wire and he was struggling to stay afloat. We are hugely grateful to Swans & Friends Bird Rescue team, for rapidly responding to our calls and managing to capture, untangle and release… [Read More]

Supporting our local GB Bobsleigh Olympian, Greg Cackett

June 29, 2021

J & J Franks are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring local GB Bobsleigh Olympian, Greg Cackett Greg popped down to Reigate Road Quarry today to thank us for our support and we look forward to providing updates and cheering him and his team on their journey to the next Olympic Games.

Today is our 80th Birthday!

June 25, 2021

We have been established for 80 years and are proud to be Surrey’s largest independently owned Quarrying and Waste management company. John and Joseph Franks started the business as a haulage company in 1941. In the 1950s, Betchworth Sand Quarry was purchased to provide high quality building sand to the construction industry in the South.… [Read More]

MPA Conference ‘Growth & Climate Change’ opened on location at J & J Franks

June 7, 2021

J & J Franks are proud to be part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA). Annually, the MPA hold a themed conference. This year’s conference focused on ‘Growth & Climate Change… ‘Balancing the Issues’. The conference brought together leading speakers who considered the current UK political and economic outlook, climate change and how the industry is… [Read More]

Claire Countinho (MP) visits Mercers Quarry

May 6, 2021

Last week, we had the pleasure of meeting Claire Coutinho MP. We were able to discuss our current operations at J & J Franks and present our future plans for Mercers Quarry. We were delighted that she took such an interest in our environmental measures and ensuring that our operations cause minimal impact locally. Some… [Read More]

Merry Christmas & have a very Happy & Healthy 2021!

December 22, 2020

📣A message from our Managing Director, Peter Crate…   To all our friends, I want to wish all of you a Merry, Joyful Christmas and a Happy, Peaceful, Prosperous and most importantly a Healthy New Year.   2020 has been one heck of a year, that’s for sure! For Franks, we have remained busy throughout,… [Read More]

Coronavirus Update

November 4, 2020

As new Lockdown measures come into effect from the 5th November we are pleased to confirm that we remain open and fully operational. Over the past 7 months we have implemented additional health and safety measures to protect the wellbeing of our staff, suppliers, customers and general public and ensure all our sites and services are COVID-Secure. We… [Read More]

A well deserved reward!

Karim, one of our friendly drivers was awarded with a M&S voucher by our friends at Willmott Dixon Construction as he ‘always arrives on site with a smile on his face, has a fantastic attitude and is always very helpful to all members of the site team’. Well done Karim!

A First For Franks

June 9, 2020

June 2020 has seen a first for J & J Franks with the introduction of our first Articulated Tipper. This brand new high tech addition to our fleet comes with the complete range of technology including all round cctv. This not only improves driver and road safety but aids in protecting vulnerable road users. The… [Read More]